Founded in 1945, in a garage workshop, by Harold Matson and Ruth and Elliot Handler, Mattel (a combination of the letters of their last and first names,) is now a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and games. It was listed on the New York Exchange in 1963 as a public company and now has 4 subsidiaries: Fisher-Price, Mega Brands (Mega Bloks), HIT Entertainment and Mattel Playground Productions.
The 1950s significantly saw its initial collaboration with Disney, uniquely product placing its toys on the Mickey Mouse Club TV show and Ruth’s creation of Barbie. The late 70s saw the launch of their brand Hot Wheels with the 80s and 90s bringing strategic acquisitions including Corolle S.A., Corgi Toys, International Games Inc., Fisher-Price and Tyco Toys. The Company also renewed strong relations with the Walt Disney Company as well as acquiring the Nickelodeon Licensing Agreement. Brands available from Mattel’s nominated UK nursery wholesaler, Baby Brands Direct include: Fisher-Price, Mega Bloks, Barbie, Thomas and Friends, and toys in Disney licences including Frozen and Cinderella.
Cot Mobiles, Projectors and Take Alongs are an essential purchase for every parent constituting a significant proportion of the new baby gift sales. As a wholesaler of baby and nursery products, Baby Brands Direct, stocks leading industry brands such as Tiny Love, Fisher-Price and Tomy, Bright Stars, Lamaze Jelly, Taggies, Lamaze, Babymoov, Winnie, Munchkin, Baby Einstein, ELC, CHMILY, Beaba, Lindam, Brother Max, Boon Glo and Safety First.
We also supply audio and light soothers, activity arches, spirals and bars and night lights. Our range covers a variety of price points and designs for retailers to enrich their merchandise with. With parents often buying more than one item, sales have been quickly increasing. You can easily navigate through the following catalogue and select what fits your business best. With our ongoing volume discounts and loyalty credit, we have made sure that our clients are looked after and assisted in their business propositions.
Baby Brands Direct became an appointed wholesaler of Mattel brands in 2009 and has been distributing its baby and nursery products to the independent retail sector since. It is a valued supplier for the wide spectrum and variety of high quality branded and licenced toys and nursery goods it provides. The Company is appreciably the Number 1 Toy Company in the UK holding 10.8% market share (source NPD YTD Nov 2014). Retailers can have confidence in the industry giant’s position, particularly with its statement, “At Mattel, we are Creating the Future of Play.”
Cot Mobiles, Projectors and Take Alongs are in high demand because they serve a great purpose. They are playful, cheerful and comforting items that assist in the baby’s sleep and relaxation. They also assist parents immensely in getting enough rest for themselves. Apart from beautiful designs you will also offer practical nursing solutions.
In fact, new-born babies tend to snooze roughly 18 hours a day. Thus, parents look for the best ways to relax their littles ones. With our extensive portfolio your customers can choose from musical to light therapies that will help parents create that nursery a special growing up space. Cot mobiles also assist in strengthening baby's muscles and baby’s coordination development. The top seller, Fisher-Price Rainforest Mobile, is designed to boost baby's visual stimulation with its colourful rainforest characters that spin as the mobile rotates. To find our more what your clients get with each item, browse the following pages and dive into our premium selection.